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Brighton eyeing Romero as Matt Ryan replacement

Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in bringing Argentinian and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero to the Amex stadium in January according to reports. The 33-year-old has not played a single minute for the Red Devils this season and was not registered in United’s Premier League squad for the 2020-’21 season. He fell down the pecking order among the United goalkeepers after Dean Henderson’s return to Old Trafford after a successful loan spell at Sheffield United. 

According to Marca (Argentina), the veteran shot-stopper is resisting a move back to his home country Argentina and could end up playing for another Premier League side. 

Romero who was not in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans this season was denied a loan move to Everton earlier in the summer. His current contract at United is set to expire in June 2021 and the club is desperate to reach an agreement with the player before the current transfer window is shut as they are desperate to make some money through the sale of the player.

Graham Potter’s side meanwhile loaned their experienced substitute goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to Premier League side Arsenal, leaving behind space for a new shot-stopper in the squad. Sergio Romero could be the ideal replacement for the Australian as he could add valuable experience to the squad and at the same time provide competition to the young Spaniard, Robert Sanchez.

The 2014 World Cup runner-up who arrived at Old Trafford from Sampdoria in July 2015 made 61 appearances for the English giants but had to play second fiddle to United’s number one David de Gea. Most of his starts came in the cup games and in the UEFA Europa League. A permanent transfer for the player will be the ideal scenario for both parties.

Brighton and Hove Albion are currently 17th in the Premier League table with a five-point lead over relegation-rivals Fulham who has a game in hand over the Seagulls. Manchester United meanwhile are currently sitting at the top of the league with a two-point gap over neighbors Manchester City who also have a game in hand.            

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